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The present investigation was carried out to characterize genotypic variability in chickpea for water deficit tolerance by exploring the antioxidative defense system and seedling growth. Twenty nine chickpea genotypes including cultivars and advanced lines were grown under control and water deficit conditions induced by adding 3 % mannitol. The genotypes(More)
Ligand-directed targeting and capturing of cancer cells is a new approach for detecting circulating tumor cells (CTCs). Ligands such as antibodies have been successfully used for capturing cancer cells and an antibody based system (CellSearch(®)) is currently used clinically to enumerate CTCs. Here we report the use of a peptide moiety in conjunction with a(More)
The aim of this study was to synthesize a peptide prodrug of glucosamine (GlcN) with increased gut permeability through the gut peptide transporter 1 (PepT1). Glycine-Valine ester derivative of GlcN (GVG) was synthesised using solid phase synthesis followed by characterization and evaluation of its physicochemical and intestinal stability. In addition, GVG(More)
In the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, accurate and high-throughput detection is essential. Here, a bimaterial microcantilever with an embedded microfluidic channel with internal surfaces chemically or physically functionalized with receptors selectively captures the bacteria passing through the channel. Bacterial adsorption inside the cantilever(More)
Seedling growth and antioxidative defense system were studied in two spring maize (Zea mays L.) genotypes viz., CML 32 (relatively heat tolerant) and LM 11 (relatively heat susceptible), under heat stress (40 °C). Heat stress induced higher mobilization of biomass towards roots in CML32 genotype leading to increased root to shoot biomass ratio. The(More)
Seeds of thirty chickpea genotypes were evaluated for their stress tolerance capacity and nutritional status. The genotypes exhibiting higher 1,1-Diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging activity (≥57.1 %), high proline (≥0.23 µmol/g) and total phenol (≥0.77 mg/g) contents were observed to exhibit reduced levels of hydrogen peroxide (≤160.3 µmol/g) and(More)
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